Not too long ago I noticed my husband hadn't washed out the sink before cleaning the dishes in it. I asked him about it and his reply was, "What does it matter? You're cleaning the dishes in dirty water anyway." I was a little flabbergasted and didn't know how to reply.
Here's my nit picky way of doing dishes:
- Put away all previously cleaned and dry dishes. Place fresh towel down for new dishes (we don't have a dish strainer because we like to have that counter space available if need be).
- Rinse and place all dishwasher safe dishes into dishwasher.
- Rinse food off all other dishes and set on opposite side of counter.
- Thoroughly run garbage disposal and wash out sink with cleanser and pre-designated sink sponge.
- Fill up left side of sink with water and dish soap. Proceed to wash, rinse, and neatly stack dishes to produce best drying (I'm usually too lazy to dry the dishes with a towel and put them away the same night).
(I just did this for the sake of the picture, normally I wouldn't touch them, I promise!)
I don't expect Jake to do the dishes exactly like I do them... I mean, is there a wrong way to do dishes? But some things that just seem like common sense to me are tedious and silly to him. So, without further ado, please vote in the poll above!